Erika is a Research Officer with the Institute on Governance, with emphasis in board and organizational governance.
Prior to joining the IOG, she held positions with the Peruvian Red Cross, Canada Border Services Agency, Just Food Ottawa, and the University of Ottawa.
Erika holds a Master’s Degree in Nonprofit Leadership from Carleton University, an Honours Bachelor of Social Sciences in International Development from the University of Ottawa, and is a Registered Nutritionist. She is fluent in English, French, and Spanish.
Erika has over 6 years experience in researching governance and policy issues in both the Canadian not-for-profit sector and the federal government. Her interests include board governance, social innovation, and health risk communication. She also has extensive experience working at the community and national levels in the not-for-profit sectors of Ottawa, Guatemala, Peru, and New York.